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HE – Health Instructor Qualifications

Master’s Degree or higher in Health Education, Health Science, Community Health, Public Health;

OR

Master’s Degree or higher in any subject. Must show at least 30 quarter hours of graduate level coursework in at least 3 of the Course Content Area below. At least one upper-division or graduate course in public health preferred.

Course Content Area includes and is not limited to:

  • Biostatistics, Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Illness, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Exercise Physiology, Food Systems, Global Health, Health Behavior, Health Communication, Health Disparities, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Science, Infectious Disease, Integrative Health, Maternal & Child Health, Men’s Health, Nutrition, Population Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sexual Health, Stress Management, Wellness, OR Women’s Health.
  1. This list is not exhaustive. Other degree titles and course content related areas may be appropriate. Career experience may substitute for content courses with appropriate documentation. The Division Dean, in consultation with full-time HE Faculty, will make the final determination about the applicability of a particular degree, coursework, and/or experience that is outside the scope of this list.
  2. Prior teaching experience at the college level or teaching adults is preferred.
Courses for which there are additional or different requirements:

HE 112 Standard First Aid and Emergency Care

  • Associate’s degree or certificate from a nationally accredited or state approved program in the field of EMT, Paramedic, Nursing or Fire Science or one-year full-time equivalent college teaching experience, AND
  • Required American Red Cross Instructor certification.

HE 125 First Aid & Industrial Safety

  • Associate’s degree or certificate from a nationally accredited or state approved program in the field of EMT, Paramedic, Nursing or Fire Science or one-year full-time equivalent college teaching experience, AND
  • Required American Red Cross Instructor certification, AND
  • Completed Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission, by time of hire.
  • Safety education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level preferred.

HE 252 First Aid – Basics and Beyond

  • Meets general requirements for HE Instructor Qualifications, AND
  • Required American Red Cross Instructor certification

HE 295 Health and Fitness for Life

  • Meets General HE Instructor Qualifications, AND
  • At least 8 quarter hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework in Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, or Exercise Physiology

Revised June 2019

Instructor qualfications for HE Prior to June 2019